Center Stage

Bright Nights

Enchanted Evening
October 24th is the date for the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art’s Annual Gala, “Bright Nights.” Megan and Mariner Kemper are the honorary chairmen. Christy and Bill Gautreaux will host a Patrons’ Party on October 8th at their spectacular new home, The Artery Residence.

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Symphony Ball

Rhapsody In Blue
The Symphony League’s Symphony Ball, “Rhapsody In Blue,” will be held on September 12th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Joan Horan is the honorary chairman, and Elaine Mann and Annette Sherrow are serving as co-chairmen. Sandy Jackson is the Symphony League president.

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Under a Harvest Moon

Farm to Table Dinner 
Powell Gardens is the beautiful setting for Under a Harvest Moon – Farm to Table Dinner on September 20th. Annette and Dennis Young are the honorary chairmen, and Hillary McCoy and Anne Riker Powell are serving as co-chairmen. Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception in the Heartland Harvest Garden, followed by an elegant dinner with wine pairings served at two long tables beneath the eaves of the Missouri Barn.

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Hot Summer Nights

Amazing Adventure
Marlys and Michael Haverty are the honorary chairmen, and Suzanne and Joe Donnelly and Liz and Perry Brandt are serving as co-chairmen of Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing’s Hot Summer Nights. The June 27th event will be held on the 12th Street Bridge. Guests will stroll through Paris, Venice, New Orleans, China, Mexico, and an Irish pub.

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MOCSA

Young at Art Cocktail Party and Auction
Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault’s (MOCSA’s) 11th annual Young at Art Cocktail Party and Auction will be held on August 22nd at the Uptown Theater. Kim Harp and Ingrid VanBiber are serving as co-chairmen of the event that will feature cocktails, fabulous fare, silent and live auctions, and a live performance by Private Stock.

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